Construction starts on two 25 MW solar power plants in northern Cameroon

Investing in energy in Africa - FCFA 14 billion allocated for the construction of two solar power plants in the far north

With a capacity of 25 MW, these two facilities, scheduled for delivery in 2020, will be built in Guider and Maroua respectively.

Energy of Cameroon (Eneo) and a consortium of developers consisting of Scater Solar and Izuba Energy Sphinx Energy signed a memorandum of understanding for the construction of two solar photovoltaic plants.

With a total capacity of 25 MWp, the two solar power plants will be built in the locations of Guider (10 MWp), in the northern region and Maroua (15 MWp), in the region of the extreme northern Cameroon.

The investment cost of these infrastructures is estimated at EUR 22 million, equivalent to almost 14 billion FCFA. They should provide an annual electricity of 49 GWhthe price per kWh is considered very competitive with the market.

"" These two plants, scheduled to be commissioned in 2020, will improve the energy supply in Cameroon, mainly in the network of the NorthThey will contribute clean energy'',

we learn. source Eneo.

The newspaper Eco Matin stated that on 16 July 2019, Éneo Cameroon and the Consortium signed this Memorandum of Understanding, allowing them to define the modalities of structuring of the Projectas well as the key stages of the development of the solar power plant 02. The signing of this Memorandum of Understanding is an important milestone that paves the way to the finalisation of the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Eneo and early construction, environmental impact studies and the soil component. being completed at 40%.

It was also in accordance with Act No. 2011/022 of 14 December 2011 regulating the electricity sector in Cameroon that Eneo, the national electricity operator, had selected the consortium to finance, construct, operate and sell energy produced by the Maroua and Guider solar power plants after an international tender launched on 6 October 2017 under the supervision of the Ministry water and energy resources (mining) and the Regulatory Agency for the electricity sector (Arsel).

On the other hand, the consortium of developers consisting of Scater Solar, Izuba Sphinx Energy does not arrive in unknown territory. According to information, they have accumulated experience in the development of solar plants, around 1000 MW of total capacity in operation and around 700 MW of additional construction and 5000 MW of developmenta considerable part of which is carried out in Africa.


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